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Global Middle Class Initiative

Sorting Through the Politics of the Steel Debate

Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:00am

and commentary by

Karen Kornbluh, Markle Fellow, New America Foundation and former Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of the Treasury


Making Markets Pay for Stewardship

  • By John Shilling, Senior Advisor and Trustee, The Millennium Institute; and Jennifer Osha
February 10, 2002

Executive Summary

Some of the most promising ways to bring about rural poverty alleviation and conservation around the world involve innovative ways to increase the control that the rural poor can exercise over their natural resource base and to pay them for their sustainable stewardship of environmental functions and services.

Life After Enron: What?s Next for the Accounting Industry

Friday, February 8, 2002 - 11:00am

The Enron scandal has raised the awareness of the accounting profession in the minds of millions of Americans. Where does the industry go from here? Is the separation of the accounting and consulting businesses enough or will the industry have to take additional steps to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest? Was Enron a rogue elephant or does the federal government need to put into place new laws and regulations to restore investor confidence? What might the unintended consequences of some of the proposed legislation be?

Rebuilding the Center on Trade: Trade Adjustment Assistance and the Politics of Fast Track

Thursday, February 7, 2002 - 11:00am

8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Steven Clemons, Executive Vice President, New America Foundation

9:00 a.m. Making Losers into Winners: Trade Adjustment Assistance and U.S. Trade Policy

The Honorable Max Baucus (D-MT), Chairman, Senate Finance Committee

The Honorable Susan Collins (R-ME), U.S. Senate and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Children and Families, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions*

The Honorable Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Koizumi Needs Fiscal Shot to Ring Round the World

  • By
  • Steven Clemons,
  • New America Foundation
January 23, 2002 |

There are episodes in history that deservingly draw our attention--some very small in scale, but major in impact. In U.S. history, one such moment at the start of the Revolutionary War has come to be known as "the shot heard round the world."

Another such momentous event recently appeared in Japan, which wrecked by a decadelong economic malaise and the potential threat of a financial implosion, saw the Nikkei Stock Average rise on a day that it should have plummeted.

Are Japan and It's Dreams Dead? Can There Be Resurrection?

Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 11:00am

Akio Fujii joined the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in 1985 and has held various positions covering Financial and Economic News, including Bank of Japan and Ministry of Finance correspondent, as well as New York Bureau Correspondent. Fujii has been the Chief Correspondent for Economic Affairs in the Washington Bureau since March 1998. In Washington, Fujii covers the US and Global Economies, Economic Policy, and International Finance.

What Should the Bank of Japan Do?

Thursday, December 6, 2001 - 11:00am

Shuji Kobayakawa will discuss the current outlook of the Japanese economy, reviewing what the Bank of Japan has done so far to help the Japanese economy and what the Bank of Japan can yet do under the current Bank of Japan Law, while comparing the policy instruments between the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve. Specifically, Mr. Kobayakawa will discuss alternative approaches to the Bank of Japan's portfolio.

Free Trade, Sovereignty, Democracy: The Future of the WTO

Wednesday, December 5, 2001 - 11:00am


The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009

The Economy in 2002

Friday, November 30, 2001 - 11:00am

David D. Hale is the Global Chief Economist for the Zurich Financial Services Group and its investment affiliates. In this position, he advises the group's domestic and global fund management operations on the economic outlook and a wide range of public policy issues. He joined the group following its acquisition of Kemper Corporation, where he had served as Chief Economist for many years. Mr. Hale also serves as Chairman of the Board of China Online, L.L.C., a service provider for business and economic news about China.

U.S. Policy Crucial to Stability

  • By
  • Steven Clemons,
  • New America Foundation
November 3, 2001 |

U.S. President George W. Bush has injected potentially destabilizing dynamics into the domestic political arenas of many nations by pressuring all countries essentially to swear loyalty oaths to the United States and to work with him in going "after terrorism wherever we find it in the world . . . getting it by its branch and root."

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